Chateau Vitaline - Beaumont
Covenant Care

Covenant Health

Site Overview

Accommodation for 49 supportive living residents

Suite types

  • 34 studio
  • 3 one-bedroom for couples
  • 12 memory care
  • 3 lodge beds (two 1-br, one studio)

2015/16 Chateau Vitaline Fact Sheet (Pdf)

Chateau Vitaline is nestled in the Beaumont community and provides care for seniors who need assistance with daily living. Our centre includes 46 supportive living suites and 3 lodge suites. 

Location & contact

5018-52 Avenue
Beaumont, Alberta T4X 1P3
Phone: 780.929.9000

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Supportive Living

What is supportive living?
At Chateau Vitaline, supportive living means maintaining our residents’ independence, health and well-being. We meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents while respecting their privacy and lifestyle choices. Supportive living provides accommodation and support services with the goal of assisting residents to have meaning and purpose in their life.  We support residents to remain as independent as possible while accommodating their changing needs

Are there different kinds of supportive living?
There are various supportive living designations. Chateau Vitaline residents are Supportive Living 4 or Supportive Living 4 (dementia). Supportive Living Level 4 (SL4) is a setting that provides you with a home where you can enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing health and personal care supports are on site when you need them.

We also offer Memory Care suites to residents who require Supportive Living Level 4 – Dementia (SL4D). Memory Care includes specialized dementia care methodologies for those residents who require more assistance due to cognitive impairment.

Can couples live together at Chateau Vitaline?
We understand the importance of keeping couples together and have three (3) couples’ suites available - for couples only.  

What does supportive living at Chateau Vitaline include?
Chateau Vitaline provides a myriad of services to its residents to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This includes 24-hour medical care, help with daily activities such as personal care and medication, entertainment and activities.

What is Chateau Vitaline’s approach to care?
We believe in caring for the whole person—mind, body and soul. This means we meet our residents’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs and make every effort to help them maintain their independence. Our residents are the primary decision-makers in their health care whenever possible, but we support them in making decisions. We also strive to create a safe and comfortable environment in which our residents can thrive.

My loved one is active in the community. Will he/she be able to stay involved while living at Chateau Vitaline?
We understand that many of our residents have made an immense impact on their communities, and we make every effort to help them remain as active in the community as they wish. We encourage our residents to continue attending faith services, host social activities, undertake fundraising activities such as craft sales and host community events like Canada Day celebrations.

How does my loved one get into Chateau Vitaline?
Alberta Health Services (AHS) Transition Services coordinates Chateau Vitaline admissions. Your loved one can list Chateau Vitaline as his or her preferred location and AHS will assess him or her for eligibility.

What if there is a waitlist to get in?
An AHS Care Provider will manage the wait list and can help determine the process and next steps.

Who will take care of my loved one at Chateau Vitaline?
Our team of healthcare professionals care for each resident based on his or her unique needs. Our teams will work closely with an AHS Case Manager who visits regularly to co-ordinate care and monitor the resident’s needs. Our care teams will also work closely with the resident’s physician and onsite pharmacy. 

Who will be my loved one’s doctor if there are any health concerns?
Your loved one must be under the care of a physician before moving into Chateau Vitaline, but if he or she does not have a physician at that time, an AHS Case Manager will help connect the resident with a new physician.

What types of activities are available for my loved one?
We believe that offering our residents a variety of entertainment activities is critical to their well being. Our activity department offers many activities for residents, including community outings, one-on-one activities, group activities, physical exercise, special events and seasonal festivities.

Nutrition & Accommodations

What are the rooms like?
All rooms at Chateau Vitaline come with a fridge, microwave, counter with sink and cupboards if you want to have a light meal in your room. All suites have a large separate bathroom complete with shower.

The rooms in memory care have the large bathroom with a shower. There is a small built in lower cupboard and closet with drawers.

Do I need to bring furniture or other items?
Residents will need to bring:

  • Bed
  • Bedside table
  • Bedside lamp
  • Easy chair(s)
  • Table or floor lamp
  • Bed linen (at least two sets)
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry basket
  • Any needed assistive aids such as wheelchairs, walkers and transfer poles 

We also encourage our residents to bring other personal or decorative items to personalize their suites and make them feel at home.

How do I know if my furniture is appropriate?
It is very important to us that Chateau Vitaline is safe for our residents and care teams. We ask that our residents and their families work with their care teams to ensure their suites are furnished in a way that allows staff to easily and safely care for the resident.

Please note that floor mats and throw rugs are not allowed as they pose a significant tripping hazard.

What kinds of meals will my loved one get?
Our food is prepared on site following the Canada Food Guide and is approved by a registered dietician. We are happy to accommodate special diets and a dietician is available to consult with the resident and his or her family if needed.

While breakfast, lunch and dinner are normally served at scheduled times, we can be flexible with your loved one’s meal schedule. We also offer complementary items such as fresh fruit and baking and coffee and tea throughout the day, 

Visiting

When can I visit?
Family and friends are always welcome at Chateau Vitaline and can visit 24 hours a day. Chateau Vitaline is a secure building, so family and friends will be asked to sign in at the entrance.

Can pets visit too?
We welcome family pets as long as they don’t pose a threat to residents, visitors, or staff. We also ask that pets have up-to-date vaccinations and be supervised by someone other than the resident.

Can I host family events at Chateau Vitaline?
Yes, we can make arrangements to reserve a space for family events.  Families and friends can bring their own food or arrange to have it prepared by our catering service.

Is there parking?
Yes—there is free visitor parking available.

Is smoking allowed at Chateau Vitaline?
All Covenant Care centres, including Chateau Vitaline are non-smoking. 

Costs

How much does supportive living cost at Chateau Vitaline?
Residents are responsible for paying their monthly occupancy fees. The fees for supportive living are set by Alberta Health (Government of Alberta) and depend on the suite type. The monthly fee includes all non-medical services (such as meals, housekeeping and spiritual care) and building costs (maintenance, utilities, etc.). These fees do not cover the cost of care, which is funded by Alberta Health. Please visit the Alberta Health website (http://www.health.alberta.ca/services/continuing-care-accommodation-charges.html)  for details on current supportive living fees.

Residents or their designated representatives will be billed monthly by Covenant Care using pre-authorized debit. Residents or their designated representatives are responsible for any additional costs and charges outlined in the Residency Agreement that is signed prior to moving in.

What if I can’t afford it?
The Alberta Seniors Benefit (ASB) program provides a monthly income supplement to federal income sources including Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) for individuals 65 and over.  For more information, contact them at 1.877.644.9992.

Are there any other costs associated with supportive living?
Depending on your loved one’s needs, there may be additional costs such as:

  • medication
  • oxygen therapy equipment and supplies
  • eyeglasses, hearing aids, foot care and dental work
  • mobility aids
  • personal care supplies, toiletries, incontinence products and dressing supplies
  • transportation to and from appointments
  • telephone, cable television and Internet
  • laundry care and dry cleaning

Services

Where will my loved one get his or her medications?
Your loved one’s pharmaceutical needs will be provided by Pharmacare. The pharmacy will work very closely with residents, families and physicians to ensure their medications meet their needs. A clinical pharmacist will regularly visit Chateau Vitaline to answer our residents’ questions.

Do I have to pay for medications?
Alberta Blue Cross Seniors Plan and/or private insurers can cover the cost of your loved one’s medication, but he or she will have to pay the amounts not covered by insurance.

How can Chateau Vitaline meet my loved one’s spiritual needs?
We are committed to providing spiritual care to all our residents if they want it and we include spiritual care in each resident’s care plan. Our spiritual care team includes a part-time Chaplain, faith leaders from the community and trained volunteers. The Chaplain will visit new residents shortly after they arrive at Chateau Vitaline to welcome them and determine if they would like access to spiritual care

What's in a Name?

The nameChateau Vitaline draws on the rich history of the Francophone and Catholic culture in Beaumont. The name is derived from St. Vital, patron saint of Bishop Vital Grandin, who was Bishop when Beaumont was founded. Vitaline is the feminine form of Vital, which means life-giving, alive, and vibrant. The bell that rings each day in the bell tower of St. Vital Church is named Marie-Vitaline and is a symbol of faith, hope, resilience, community spirit and vigilance.

Building on this historic presence, the name Chateau Vitaline was chosen.  Vitaline honours the bell, St. Vital Church and its historical meaning in Beaumont, and Chateau is the French term for manor or country house. Our centre has the aura of a gracious and welcoming manor home.

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